About the Author

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele is a 5th-generation chicken keeper and Maine Master Gardener. She’s the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, the popular natural chicken keeping site, and the author of several books including Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. From her small farm in Maine, she inspires her readers with her easy, fun and accessible approach to integrating gardening and backyard chickens for a more productive flock and more bountiful harvest. Visit her blog at www.fresheggsdaily.com and on Instagram @fresheggsdaily
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Articles by Lisa Steele

Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the …

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Ginger, For Better Overall Poultry Health
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When most of us think of ginger, we likely think of ginger ale as a digestive aid or to quell nausea. And that seems to be the …

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Herbs Especially For Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Spring brings warmer weather and often the advent of broody hens wanting to hatch a clutch of eggs. I recommend offering your hens some herbs specially chosen …

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Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Raw Oats or Cornmeal Adding a bit of raw oats or ground cornmeal to your chicks’ feed can help prevent pasty butt, an affliction most common in shipped chicks that …

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken and dirty feathers don’t …

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Winter Feed Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Just as in human diets, excess fat in your chickens’ diet should be limited to prevent unhealthy weight gain and health issues, but when it comes to providing an energy source …

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Breakfast of Champion Poultry Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Good-quality layer feed is all your chickens really need to eat, but by adding a few supplements to their feed you can provide your flock a healthy boost to …

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy …

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A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens …

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